Limpopo police say recently empowered rural people are increasingly being accused of witchcraft by jealous neighbours, sometimes with grave consequences.
“Now you are a witch because you are driving a four-by-four (SUV). This is the mentality that people have,” said provincial police spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.
A few people have been burn alive in the province recently after being accused of witchcraft.
I’ll remember not to take my SUV when visiting Limpopo.
Posted: March 23rd, 2011 | By Abdul Milazi | Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged as Anthropology, Anthropology of religion, Brigadier, Car classifications, Cultural anthropology, Cultural studies, culture, Death by burning, Hangwani Mulaudzi, Human Interest, Limpopo, Limpopo police, provincial police spokesman, Science, Sport utility vehicle, Witch, Witch trials, Witchcraft